Lectures and Discussions at Krannert Art Museum

Discussions & Lectures | Fall 2016

Krannert Art Museum enriches the learning environment for students, faculty, families and visitors by providing opportunities to engage on important topics in the visual arts.

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September 2016

Thursday, September 15 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation | Crossings and Borderlands
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery

Featuring Faranak Miraftab, professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Ellen Moodie, director of graduate studies and associate professor of Anthropology; and Junaid Rana, associate professor of Asian American Studies; moderated by Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Terri Weissman, associate professor of Art History
This gallery conversation is part of the exhibition Borderland Collective: Northern Triangle, which furthers the ongoing discussion on immigration, borders, identity, and art.


Thursday, September 29 · 7 pm
Anthropology Leaders | Taboo Talks
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery

Anthropology Leaders is a team of undergraduate ambassadors for anthropology on campus. The group's "Taboo Talk" series has focused on contentious issues of racism, migration, identity and justice.



October 2016

Wednesday, October 5 · 6–8 pm
Borderland Collective Artist Residency | Timeline Workshop
Location: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 N. Nevada St., Urbana

Timeline Workshop includes dinner and discussion at La Casa Cultural Latina. At the workshop, members of Borderland Collective—Jason Reed, Erina Duganne, and Mark Mejivar—will talk about remembrance, historical and contemporary connections, and the ways communities build knowledge and understanding.


Thursday, October 6 · 12 noon
Borderland Collective Artist Residency | Lunch on Us
Location: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 N. Nevada St., Urbana

Have lunch at La Casa Cultural Latina with Adriana Corral, an exhibiting artist in Borderland Collective:Northern Triangle at Krannert Art Museum. Corral is an award-winning artist whose installations, performances, and sculpture delve into themes of injustice, loss, and memory. Meet the artist and learn more about her work.


Thursday, October 6 · 12 noon
Members' Night | Book Breakers and Re-Makers
Location: KAM Auditorium, with reception in Link Gallery to follow

In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts, Curator at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Anna Chen will discuss the ways in which embellishment of manuscripts in the medieval West inspired book-breaking, imitation and forgery.

This event is for museum members only. To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede (by phone 217-244-0516 or email) no later than Friday, October 14.

Thursday, October 13 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Lecture Series | Chris Kraus
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62)

"The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable" will be presented by Chris Kraus, American writer, critic, filmmaker and professor at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. This talk is free and open to the public.



November 2016

Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22 & 29 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)

Thursdays, November 3, 10 & 27 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)

*No Members Yoga will be held on Thanksgiving, November 24.

December 2016

Tuesdays, December 6, 13 & 20 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)

Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)

Please note: KAM will be closed from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017. The museum will reopen with its Monday–Saturday 9 am–5 pm schedule on January 3.



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Image:

François Proulx, assistant professor of French, discusses Marcel Proust during the Attachment Gallery Conversation
Fall 2015
Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly

Raqs Media Collective
An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale
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Single-channel video of colored and animated archival photograph
3:34 minutes, looped Courtesy of the artists and Frith Street Gallery
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